The following is adapted from an article by Karima Burns. Modern Muslims often turn to books and magazines to find out what foods will make them healthy, however, the Qur’an andhaditshave provided the Muslim community with many ideas of foods that should be included in the ideal diet.
The Qur’an mentions many fruits and vegetables as well as meat, milk and many spices among the foods Muslims can enjoy and thrive on.Among some of the fruits and vegetables mentioned in the Qur’an andhaditsare melons, grapes, citrus, squash, figs and dates.
The Qur’an states that "fruits, palm trees and pomegranates" were provided for our nourishment.
In them will be Fruits, and dates and pomegranates: (Surah ar-Rahman:68)
Imam al-Bukhari (r.a.) states that melons were amongst one of the fruits most often eaten by the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.).In fact, the melon is one of the best recommendations for health that the Prophet (s.a.w.) has given us.The melon is on…